Newsweek recently ranked York Hospital as one of the “Best Maternity Hospitals” in the U.S. and among the top three in Maine. Newsweek and Statista, Inc. developed a detailed methodology, ensuring the quality and validity of the rankings. The following data sources were used for evaluation: A nationwide online survey sent to hospital managers, along with midwives, neonatal and OB/GYNs; Medical Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) focused on maternity care; and patient survey results. Over 10,000 medical professionals were invited to participate, and only 350 winners were recognized on the Newsweek list.
“I am so proud of everyone on our birthing care team for the progressive and collaborative care they provide our patients. Keeping safety measures at the forefront and ensuring the best birthing experience possible for our mothers and their partners has allowed us to achieve this recognition again this year,” offered Director of Family Care & Education, Melody Narramore, DNP, RN, NPD-BC.
York Hospital’s Miracles Family Birthing Center provides a full array of obstetric services: antepartum testing (a variety of tests performed late in pregnancy to verify fetal well-being), labor and delivery, postpartum and newborn care, as well as inpatient pediatric services. Physicians, experienced nurse midwives and specialized obstetric and pediatric nurses use state-of-the-art technology, such as fetal monitoring surveillance, electronic documentation and medication administration; and provide a safe environment using the HUGS security system. Additionally, York Hospital’s newborn telemedicine partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital offers comprehensive and immediate access to world-renowned experts in neonatal medicine. The center is designated a Baby-Friendly© site, where lactation specialists are always available to assist breastfeeding mothers. The Centering Program is an integral service offered by the birthing staff. This innovative, evidence-based model of group care combines health assessment, interactive learning and community to deliver optimal health care to expectant mothers. Participants stayed connected throughout the pandemic with virtual meetings.